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Nestled in the heart of Santa Ynez Valley, Brick Barn Wine Estate is a family-owned and operated vineyard that produces high-quality wines unique to the area. Our aim is to provide a memorable wine tasting experience, with a focus on sustainability and showcasing the beauty of the Santa Ynez Valley. With years of experience in the wine industry, we want to share our knowledge and passion for wine with you through this blog. Here, we will discuss everything from the basics of wine tasting to the intricacies of different wine varietals. Our team of experts will be sharing their insights and tips on how to best enjoy our wines, as well as the latest news and updates about Brick Barn Wine Estate. Additionally, we will be featuring guest contributors who share our love for wine, food, and the Santa Ynez Valley. As a sustainable and environmentally conscious vineyard, we are dedicated to educating our readers about the importance of sustainable practices in the wine industry. From grape growing techniques to reducing our carbon footprint, we want to share our efforts to make a positive impact on the environment. So, whether you're new to the world of wine or a seasoned connoisseur, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey. Follow our blog for updates and insights on Brick Barn Wine Estate, and stay tuned for some exciting news about our upcoming tastings and events.

Cheers to good wine and good company!

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November 1, 2018 |

Private Barrel Program


This is the ultimate gift for yourself—your family—or for the wine enthusiasts in your life. You will choose from a selection of our estate grape varieties, then join our winemaking team as one barrel of wine is made exclusively for you. Throughout the aging process, you will enjoy periodic barrel tastings to follow the maturation of your wine. Finally, your wine—a total of approximately 25 cases—will be bottled with a personalized label for you to share with family and friends. You will also take home an engraved barrel head as a treasured memento to display at home. This is the next best thing to being a winemaker, and a gift that will keep on giving.     


• Prices will vary based on selection - $10,000-$15,000

• Includes bottles, labels and corks

• Does not include label printing or tax


Contact us for more information!

Time Posted: Nov 1, 2018 at 12:13 PM Permalink to Private Barrel Program Permalink
November 1, 2018 |

Featured Wine Pairing- Winter

Rosemary-Pepper Beef Rib Roast with Porcini Jus

2016 Cabernet Franc

Yields 12- 14

This is a perfect pairing for your holiday table! Enjoy this delicious Beef Rib Roast paired with the smooth yet complex flavor profile of our 2016 Cabernet Franc.

  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons fresh coarsely ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • One 6-rib standing beef rib roast (14 to 15 pounds), 1/2-inch fat cap left on the meat
  • Salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium shallot, very finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1 quart beef stock or broth
  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar
  • 4 thyme sprigs
  • 1 ounce dried porcini (1 cup), ground to a powder in a spice grinder or blender
Step 1    

In a small bowl, combine the rosemary with the 3 tablespoons of black pepper and the vegetable oil and rub all over the roast. Cover and refrigerate overnight

Step 2    

Put a large roasting pan in the middle of the oven and preheat to 375°. Let the rib roast stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Step 3    

Season the roast with salt and put it in the hot roasting pan, fat side down. Roast for 30 minutes. Turn the roast over and cook at 350° for about 3 hours, rotating the pan 2 or 3 times. The roast is done when an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat registers 130° for medium-rare. Transfer the roast to a carving board to rest for at least 20 minutes.

Step 4 

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt the butter. Add the shallot and garlic and cook over moderate heat until lightly browned, 5 minutes. Add the wine and boil for 2 minutes. Add the stock, vinegar and thyme and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderate heat until reduced to 2 1/2 cups, about 20 minutes. Strain the sauce and return it to the saucepan. Whisk in the porcini powder and simmer for 1 minute. Cover, remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Carve the roast and serve with the porcini jus.


Inspired by Food & Wine

Time Posted: Nov 1, 2018 at 11:57 AM Permalink to Featured Wine Pairing- Winter Permalink

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